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Cloth Diapering - Is it Easy?

Though it's been over 40 years since the introduction of cloth diapers, many people still think of cloth diapering as an old school method our parents and grandparents used .  Believe it or not, cloth diapers are making a huge comeback with variety of options to fit each baby's needs.

Cloth Diaper Sprayer, Cloth Diapering Spray"Isn't it hard and time consuming?" is a common question we get.  With simple setup for cloth diapering, it's not hard at all to rinse and wash the cloth diapers at home.

Diaper sprayer is commonly used to rinse any poop from the diaper.  With the adjustable valve on the sprayer, you can rinse most of the poop off quickly and easily.

Once the diaper is rinsed out, you can rinse out the excess water and let it dry.  Most people will use a bucket with pail liner or a lid to keep the diapers separate from other clothes.

Some people may prefer boiling flats and prefolds (thicker version of flats) just like how our parents and grandparents did after rinsing out the diaper.  It is still one of the best method for disinfecting  (This method only applies to flats and prefolds without any synthetic material or sewn to other fabric that don't take high heat very well.)

Washing Cloth Diapers, Cloth Diaper DetergentWashing cloth diapers is as easy as doing any other laundry.  We generally recommend using residue free detergent but we will discuss that later.  Most people will wash their cloth diapers anywhere between 2-3 days depending on the frequency of change (more diapers used for newborns, less for toddlers).

Top loader or front loader can be used with cloth diaper washing.  

Frequent washing also minimize bacteria growth which is the #1 cause of stink issues.  Bacteria's feces is generally what people smell when their cloth diapers start to smell foul even after they were washed and dried.

You can air dry or use the dryer to dry your cloth diapers.  We generally recommend air drying any covers with synthetic material to avoid PUL or TPU from delaminating (poly layer separating).

We have detailed washing methods, routines and tips in getting your cloth diapers clean.